BREAKING NEWS: Plans to Rename 161st St for Derek Jeter is in the Works

amNY is reporting an exclusive story that there are plans to rename E 161st Street, “Jeter Street” in honor of the famed Yankee’s upcoming induction into Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame.

Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson and co-sponsoring Councilwoman Diana Ayala will officially introduce the bill to the New York City Council which will then be voted on on a later date.

If approved, Jeter Street will intersect with Rivera Avenue named after Yankee Mariano Rivera.

amNY writes:

Upon his anticipated Hall of Fame induction, two Bronx councilwomen are introducing legislation to rename E. 161st Street, located right outside of Yankee Stadium and then some eastbound blocks, as “Jeter Street.”

Jeter Street will also intersect with River Avenue, which was renamed to “Rivera Avenue” upon the unanimous Cooperstown induction of fellow colleague, Mariano Rivera. 

“Depending on the final vote tallies next week, it is possible for that intersection to become the world’s only to feature two unanimous hall of fame baseball players.

That’s pretty cool for The Bronx and yet another feather in our cap!

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